Banana Sweet Potato Bread

(Makes one 9-inch loaf)
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Banana Sweet Potato Bread:  The Gray Panthers Cookbook. Activist Maggie Kuhn founded this advocacy group in 1970 to confronted ageism and other social justice issues. Their cookbook, published by the San Francisco chapter, contains simple, nutritious and seasonal recipes.


  • ½ cup boiled sweet potato
  • ½ cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ stick butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg


  1. Puree wet ingredients in blender, or mix by hand until well blended
  2. Combine dry ingredients with banana-sweet potato mixture, mixing well. Pour into greased 9-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes, or until toothpick, inserted, comes out clean.